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29892Re: Searching for words that are repeated more than once consecutively

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  • Preben Peppe Guldberg
    Jul 2, 2002
      Thus wrote Bram Moolenaar (Bram@...) on [020702]:

      > Yegappan Lakshmanan wrote:

      > > How do I search for words that are repeated consecutively more
      > > than once? For example, search for "the the" or "a a", etc.
      > > Note that the word is an arbitrary word (i.e. I cannot just
      > > search for /the the or /a a).

      > /\(\<\k\+\>\)\s\+\1

      I'd say that should be

      /\(\<\k\+\>\)\s\+\1\>

      or "an anchor" will be matched, too.

      Peppe
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